Tue, 02 Aug 1994

Boat sinks with rice

PALANGKARAYA, Central Kalimantan: A motorized boat which plies the province's remote areas sank on Sunday with 39 tons of rice on board on the Kahayan river.

Some 15 tons of the rice belonging to traders have been salvaged from the water. The boat come from Tamban in Kapuas regency of West Kalimantan.

Residents living near the pier told Antara that the accident seemed so strange because the boat suddenly sank when it reached the pier. (par)